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VPN Required

This software does require a Virtual Private Networking (VPN) to function

Steps for macOS

  2. Once the file finishes downloading, navigate to your downloads folder and double-click the package (you may need your administrator password to continue)
  3. Select your language and click OK.
  4. Click Next. Click the radio button to accept the license agreement, then click Next.
  5. Make sure the option to install Python Essentials is selected, then click Next.
  6. Accept that license agreement; click Next.
  7. Accept the next license agreement; click Next.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Click Install.
  10. Click Done to start the licensing process.
  11. Click Next.
  12. Click the radio button to select Concurrent User License, then click Next.
  13. Enter into the box, then click Next.
  14. Click Finish. IBM SPSS is now installed.

Steps for Windows

  1. Download SS_CLIENT_64-BIT_27.0_M_W_M.exe from
  2. Once the file finishes downloading, navigate to your downloads folder and double click on SS_CLIENT_64-BIT_27.0_M_W_M
  3. If you are prompted with "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" click Yes
  4. Click Next.
  5. Read the license agreement then select the option to Accept the terms of the license agreement, then click Next.
  6. Click Next to accept the destination folder
  7. Click Install
  8. When the installation completes, make sure the box is checked to "Start SPSS Statistics 27 LIcense Authorization Wizard" then click Finish
  9. When the License Authorization Wizard starts, select the option for Concurrent user license, then click Next.
  10. In the License Manager field, type then click Next
  11. If the licensing completed successfully you will see a list of products and expiration dates
  12. Click Finish.
  13. IBM SPSS is now installed.


  1. SPSS will only be able to connect the license server if you have a working campus internet connection. If you are located off-campus, you must establish a VPN connection in order for SPSS to launch.
  2. SPSS is not available on the Chromebook platform, if you need access from one of those devices please try using the Geneseo Virtual Computer Lab

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